Thank you very much, fellow committee members, for the trust you've placed in me.
Everything I've heard about this committee in terms of its working relationships has been very positive. It's my intention to continue in that tradition, and I'll look to you for cooperation in that regard. Again, thank you very much. Let's work together productively. I ask for a little bit of patience. I haven't chaired a standing committee of this size before, so I would welcome your cooperation as we proceed in that.
My understanding, Mr. Clerk, is that we have one item of business we need to take of. There has been an informal meeting arranged with a parliamentary delegation from the Northwest Territories. There are 22 participants, and we have here the list of all those participants. We need to agree today to defray the hospitality expenses related to this meeting.
Do we have a motion to that effect?